Hearty Chicken Strips with Carrots & Potatoes

By yasmine • July 22, 2016

4 servings
30 min
Hearty Chicken Strips with Carrots & Potatoes

This Chicken Strips with Carrot & Potato Cubes dish was inspired by an old Egyptian recipe ‘Kabab Halla’ or Meat Cubes with Carrots & Potatoes. With some left-over chicken fillets, I decided to try out this dish using chicken instead of meat. It turned out hearty and delicious that the whole family enjoyed it. It is definitely an innovative full meal prepared in less than 45 minutes with little hands-on.

Dusting the chicken with flour gives it a crisp as well as helps thicken the sauce as it cooks through in the last step.


  • 600-700 gram chicken breast fillet (cut in strips or cubes) - صدور فيليه الدجاج
  • 1/2 cup flour - دقيق
  • 2 medium carrots (peeled & cut in cubes) - جزر
  • 1 large potatoes (peeled & cut in cubes) - بطاطس
  • 1 large onion (minced) - بصلة
  • 6 tablespoon olive oil - زيت زيتون
  • 1.5 cup chicken broth/stock (OR water) - مرقة دجاج
  • salt and pepper - ملح و فلفل

Step by step

  1. Cut chicken fillets into strips or cubes (about 4-5 pieces per fillet). Season with salt and pepper and smear in the flour.
  2. In a large deep pan, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil on medium heat. Fry chicken strips until golden on all sides (about 5 minutes). It does not have to cook through yet. Set aside.
  3. Using the same pan, add 3 more tablespoons olive oil and fry the potato and carrot cubes until slightly golden. It does not have to cook through yet. Set aside.
  4. Using the leftover oil in the pan, fry minced onion until translucent (about 7 minutes). Add chicken and root vegetables and stir. Season with salt and pepper then add warm broth or water.
  5. Let it come to a boil then lower heat and stir occasionally. Let it is sizzle for about 15 minutes or until all is cooked through and the sauce has thickened. Adjust seasoning and serve warm next to rice and a salad for a complete meal.


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